GIS Workshop in Cape Verde


From 25 to 27 February 2015, the CCLME Project held in Praia, Cape Verde, a workshop for the experts in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

A dozen of participants representing the ministries of environment or research institutes of Cabo Verde, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea Bissau and the Gambia were thus trained. The Abidjan Convention, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) and FAO Rome also took part in the training.

The IEO, in charge since 2013 of the design, implementation and development of the geo-referenced data base for the CCLME Project, conducted this training.

The objective of workshop was to support the process of harmonization of cartographic data and to do this, the participants brought geographical information provided by the institutions of their countries. It was a question of familiarizing the experts that participated in the training with the use of geo-referenced database and various data base management tools, as well as producing national maps.